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Raising Standards: Maintaining Supply Chain Integrity in Guarding Services

The procurement of additional labour to support service delivery in the security guarding and event management sectors is common practice and gives companies the flexibility to scale operations effectively. When professionally managed, this extension of the labour force ensures...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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OSPAs Thought Leadership Summit 2020: Shaping the Future Security Agenda

The third Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) Thought Leadership Summit, organised in association with the National Security Inspectorate, takes place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the Royal Lancaster in central London and is set to deliver a lively,...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
Margaret Durr
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NSI consultation on draft Code of Practice NCP 119 receives “positive response”

The National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) consultation on its new draft Code of Practice, NCP 119, for the provision of labour in the security and events sector has resulted in a “positive response” from approved companies and labour providers. Margaret Durr, head of...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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IFSEC International strengthens four-decade partnership with NSI

IFSEC International has announced the renewal and strengthening of its partnership with the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), a relationship that has now spanned four decades. Taking place on 19-21 May at ExCeL London, IFSEC International is the global platform for the...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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ECHO service officially launched at CSL Industry Forum in central London

The Electronic Call Handling Operations (ECHO) digital service was launched at the CSL Industry Forum held at the Informa Building in London. Introduced around the campaign ‘Go Digital, Get ECHO’, the ECHO project aims to deliver a centralised, fully automated electronic call...
Posted On 19 Nov 2019
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12-hour shifts “have significant negative impact” on CCTV operators’ health

CCTV operators in most UK Monitoring Centres are working long hours which can prove detrimental to their performance and reduce the effectiveness of their clients’ video security systems. The cumulative effect of regular 12-hour shifts can have a negative health impact a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Speaker line-up confirmed for 2019 CSL Industry Forum in central London

CSL has just announced the speaker line-up for its annual Industry Forum (formally known as the Insurers’ Forum), which takes place at the central London headquarters of IFSEC International’s organiser Informa in Blackfriars on Wednesday 13 November. The Industry Forum has been...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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Meet The Security Company: First Response Group

This is the 23rd instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019
Richard Jenkins: CEO at the NSI
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Working Together: Raising Standards in the Fire Safety Sector

Appointed by BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) provides third party certification to companies offering design, installation, commissioning and maintenance services for various fire protection and...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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NSI invites comment on draft Code of Practice for provision of labour in security and events sector

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) is inviting comment on its new draft Code of Practice, NCP 119, for the provision of labour in the security and events sector. The draft Code has been developed in response to recent feedback and evidence of poor practices potentially...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019